Amzazi noted that every classroom will contain between 15 and 20 students.
Rabat – 80% of Moroccan families have chosen in-person education over remote lessons for their children, Morocco’s Minister of Education Saaid Amzazi revealed yesterday, September 2.
The minister made the declaration in a television program on 2M. He noted that every classroom will contain between 15 and 20 students, according to groups, avoiding overcrowding and upholding preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Amzazi also revealed that students who opt for in-person education will have a space of four meters each.
This is set to count for the implementation of social distancing in classrooms with a surface that varies between 48 and 56 square meters.
The minister said that his department had initially prepared three scenarios for the start of the school year in light of the epidemiological situation in Morocco, but had to take into account the choice of the majority of Moroccan families in opting for in-person education.
He also stressed the ministry’s responsibility in ensuring a quality remote education for those who have opted for it, as well as a safe in-person education for the other majority.
Amzazi pledged a strict control of the implementation of social distancing measures for in-person classes, while remote education will mainly consist of virtual classes and electronic content on the ministry’s platforms.
Amzazi also said that teachers‘ working hours will be dispatched between remote and in-person education.
The minister added in this regard that providing internet for teachers will no longer be an issue, insisting that they will be performing their duties from schools that are equipped with the necessary equipment.
More than 3,000 schools in Morocco have multi-media halls, and more than 80,000 of schools have internet connection, said Amzazi.
The form includes personal information about students and one of their parents. It serves as a pledge to respect the health protocol implemented by schools.